Posts Tagged ‘baking’
I recently took a second shot in baking, basic baking, that is. I wanna learn how to make cookies, tarts, cupcakes. My kids loved them. I am keen on starting my baking journey in making those simple pastries. Plus, I have to get started too with the right tools as required when you want to achieved an edible and not burnt bakery foodies. That means, I have to stray away from my usual habit of making “estimates” or using kitchen items such as cups in measuring ingredients. For all we care, there must have been a dozen different cup sizes in our kitchen counter. So, in the end, baking always end up in disaster.
To start with, I bought few kitchen tools that will guide me to make accurate measurements on the ingredients used.
Here they are:
Kitchen scale. This tool will be extra useful when measuring dry ingredients. Baking entails precise measurements, hence, exact weights are needed to ensure successful results in baking.
Liquid measuring cups. This is intended for measuring liquids like milk, oil, water or juice. They come in either plastic or glass. Measurements are clearly indicated on the side of the cup. They have a pouring spout for easy for easy management of the liquids. Their main purpose is to try to give out exact liquid proportions as needed for in a recipe.
Measuring cups. Set of measuring cups come in 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup. They come in either plastics or stainless steel. They have flat surfaces for easy leveling. Hence, one will get the exact ingredients as called for by the recipe. No more estimates using different cup sizes. These cups are usually use for measuring dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, syrup, and more.
Measuring spoons. Same as in the measuring cups, measuring spoons come in either plastic or stainless steel. A set of these spoons have measurements for 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and, 1 tablespoon. These spoons are intended to measure small amounts of ingredients such as baking soda or baking powder, salt, vanilla extracts, and other spices. Because measuring spoons are used both with dry and liquid ingredients, it is preferable to have two sets of measuring spoons .
Yes. I have started my baking journey with those small kitchen tools. As I promised to add more and more tools as I go on with my renewed passion in baking.
As I scroll down the web looking for necessities in basic baking, I find a site where you can find a complete list of items necessary to make every baking adventure a success. Check out thebakingpan.com. Now, I know what should I be needing for my first try out in baking cakes.